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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

15 December 2023


HIGHLIGHT: Homeless Families: Our Christmas crisis Daniel Hewitt talks to families forced into temporary accommodation and waiting for a permanent home. Thursday, 8.30pm, ITV1

TELEVISION: Sunday 10.30am My Life at Christmas with Adrian Chiles Martin and Shirlie Kemp describe Christmas as a family (3/3).

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Canon Kate Bottley finds out how a primary school is taking a nativity play to a care home in County Durham.

Tuesday 8pm (Drama) Sister Boniface Mysteries A new feature-length edition in which the detective encounters a murder on a stranded, snowbound train.


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Esther Ogola meets the Christians who have formed Kenya’s first openly queer-affirming church.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Homelessness is this week’s theme in a service from the Church of God of Prophecy, Acocks Green, Birmingham, with music sung by the AMC Gospel Choir.

From 9am (R3) Christmas around Europe This year’s European Broadcasting Union’s Christmas event.

9.30am (R4 Extra) Neil Gaiman’s Chivalry A short story in which Glenda Jackson plays Mrs Whitaker, who finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from St Paul’s, Heaton Moor, in Stockport, recorded on 11 November.

Monday 9.30pm (R3) Compline From Our Lady of the Assumption, Englefield Green, sung by the choir of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Norwich Cathedral.

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